Three suspects face slew of charges following shootout with Sher -

Three suspects face slew of charges following shootout with Sheriff's deputies

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By Carlos Otero By Carlos Otero

( -- Three Metro-East men have been charged following a shootout with sheriff’s deputies.

News 4 first reported last week on a reported carjacking and police chase in the Centreville area that ended in shots exchanged with St. Clair County deputies.

On Tuesday, December 10, deputies with the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Parkfield Terrace subdivision in the unincorporated area of Cahokia regarding a carjacking.


Deputies located the victim’s vehicle a short time later traveling on Illinois Route 157 in Centreville.


After attempting to pull over the vehicle, deputies say the suspects refused to stop and continued onto Tuskegee Drive before turning into a field.


According to deputies, the driver opened the door and fired a shot at the pursuing deputies.

The vehicle then came to a rolling stop and two suspects fled on foot as deputies returned fire.  However, the suspects managed to get away.

“If they’ll shoot at us, I know they’ll shoot at the average citizen,” said Sheriff Richard Watson. “We’re the last people they want to have a confrontation with and if they’re that bold, we need to get them off the streets. “

Following a joint investigation, authorities were able to identify the suspects.


Derrick Garner, 24, was charged with six felony counts of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, two felony counts of unlawful possession of firearm ammunition by a felon, and felony obstruction of justice.

Anthony Garner, 23, was charged with felony obstruction of justice.

Brian Wood, was charged with felony disorderly conduct.

Judge Stephen Rice set Derrick Garner's bond at $500,000.

Bond for Anthony Garner was set at $200,000 and $100,000 for Wood.

Sheriff Watson says no one was hurt in the exchange. A fourth suspect is in custody at the St. Clair County jail, but charges have not yet been filed. 

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